If you find that you need a break from the insanity of the Las Vegas strip and you have a car, take a short drive to Red Rock Canyon, Nevada. It is located about 20 miles west of the Las Vegas strip and worth a visit. Although I found the first couple of trails to be a little more crowded than I would have liked it was beautiful and so much better than hanging out in some smoke filled casino. If you want a place that has fewer people continue down the road a couple of miles and you’ll be rewarded with some amazing views of the landscape, mountain ranges and time to enjoy them. There are tons of things to do and see here but if you’re not into hiking, biking or rock-climbing, just take the 13 mile drive through the park, it’s a refreshing break from the madness of the city.